Technical Specifications

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Tableau Desktop: Professional Edition

  • Contains all analysis & visualization features
  • Connects to all Tableau supported data sources, including relational databases, cubes, Hadoop, cloud data, and desktop files. See list to right.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8, 7, Vista, or XP sp3; or Server 2012, 2008, or 2003
  • 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows (see Note 1)
  • Minimum of a Pentium 4 or AMD Opteron processor (see Note 3)
  • 250 megabytes minimum free disk space
  • 32-bit color depth recommended
  • Note: Internet Explorer 6 is not supported.

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Tableau Desktop: Personal Edition

  • Contains all analysis & visualization features
  • Connects to desktop data files:
    • Microsoft Excel
    • Microsoft Access
    • Text files - column separated value (.csv) files
    • Tableau data extracts
    • OData
    • Windows Azure Marketplace Datamarket
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8, 7, Vista, or XP sp3; or Server 2012, 2008, or 2003
  • 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows (see Note 1)
  • Minimum of a Pentium 4 or AMD Opteron processor (see Note 3)
  • 250 megabytes minimum free disk space
  • 32-bit color depth recommended

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Tableau Reader

  • Opens any Tableau Packaged Workbook in a simplified user experience optimized for viewing
  • Supports viewing, filtering, paging, sorting, exporting, and printing
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8, 7, Vista or XP sp3; or Server 2012, 2008, or 2003
  • Compatible with 32- or 64-bit versions of Windows (see Note 1)
  • Minimum of a Pentium 4 or AMD Opteron processor (see Note 3)
  • 56 megabytes minimum free disk space
  • 32-bit color depth recommended

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Tableau Server

  • Delivers web-based analytics from any workbook created by Tableau Professional
  • Delivered as a complete solution, no other prerequisite software required
  • Connects to all Tableau supported data sources, including relational databases, cubes, Hadoop, cloud data, and desktop files
  • Publish content to the server from Tableau Professional
  • Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2008, 2008 R2, 2003 R2 sp2 or higher; Windows® 8 or 7 (see Note 2)
  • 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows (see Note 1)
  • Minimum of a Pentium 4 or AMD Opteron processor (see Note 3)
  • 32-bit color depth recommended
  • Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and 6 (IPv6)

Hardware guidelines:
Very small deployments (i.e. proof-of-concepts or initial evaluations, 1-2 concurrent users)

  • 4 cores, 2.0 GHz or higher minimum recommended CPU
    • 32-bit version: Dual-core, 2.0 GHz or higher minimum recommended CPU
  • 8 gigabytes minimum system memory
    • 32-bit version: 4 gigabytes minimum system memory
  • 1.5 gigabytes minimum free disk space
  • Small deployments (i.e. <25 concurrent users)
    • 4 cores, 2.0 GHz or higher minimum recommended CPU
    • 8 gigabytes minimum system memory
    • 5 gigabytes minimum free disk space
  • Medium deployments (i.e. <100 concurrent users)
    • 8 cores, 2.0 GHz or higher minimum recommended CPU
    • 32 gigabytes minimum system memory
    • 50 gigabytes minimum free disk space
  • Enterprise deployments
    • Contact Tableau for sizing and technical guidance
  • Machine configurations are minimum recommended guidelines. Actual hardware configurations required will vary depending on user load, data volumes, visual complexity, and other factors.

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    Tableau Online

    Web Browsers

    • Android Browser (Android 3.2 or later)
    • Apple Safari 3.x or later, including Safari on the iPad (iOS 5.1.1 or later)
    • Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7 or later
    • Mozilla Firefox 3.x or later (not supported on mobile devices)
    • Google Chrome, including on Android devices
    • Tableau Mobile iPad and Android Apps, available at the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, respectively

    Data Sources

    • All of the file, relational and online data sources available in Tableau Desktop.
    • Multidimentional (cube) data sources are not supported by Tableau Online.
    • Learn more about how Tableau Online connects to data by reading the new whitepaper here.

    Data Sources

    • Actian Vectorwise 1.5 or later
    • Amazon Redshift
    • Cloudera Hadoop Distribution via Hive (CDH3u1, which includes Hive .71, or later, with options for Beeswax server and Kerberos)
    • Cloudera Impala 1.0 or later
    • DataStax Enterprise Edition 2.2 or later
    • EMC Greenplum 4.x or later
    • EXASOL 4.2 or later
    • Firebird 2.0 or later
    • Google Analytics
    • Google BigQuery
    • Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 1.1 or later
    • HP Vertica 4.x or later
    • IBM DB2 9.1 or later for Linux, UNIX, or Windows
    • IBM Netezza release 4.6 or later
    • MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop
    • Microsoft Access 2003 or later
    • Microsoft Excel 2003 or later
    • Microsoft PowerPivot 2008 (whether or not published in SharePoint) or later
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008R2, or 2012
    • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005, 2008, 2008R2, or 2012 (Multi-dimensional mode only)
    • Microsoft Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket
    • MySQL 4.0 or later
    • OData
    • Oracle Database 10.x or later
    • Oracle Hyperion Essbase 11.1.1 or later
    • ParAccel Analytic Database (PADB) version 3 or later
    • PostgreSQL 8.3 or later
    • Progress OpenEdge 10.2B patch 4 or later
    • Salesforce.com, Force.com, and Database.com
    • SAP HANA 1.0035 or later
    • SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse 7.00 with SP20+ recommended; also requires SAP GUI for Windows 7.20 Client or later
    • SAP Sybase ASE 15.5 or later
    • SAP Sybase IQ 15 or later
    • Splunk Enterprise 6 or later
    • Teradata V2 R6.2 or later
    • Teradata Aster Data nCluster 4.5 or later
    • Teradata OLAP Connector 14.10 or later
    • Text files -- comma separated value (.csv) files
    • Also, many databases and applications that are ODBC Version 3.0 compliant

    Internationalization

    All of Tableau’s products, with the exception of tabcmd and tabadmin, are Unicode-enabled and compatible with data stored in any language. The user interface and supporting documentation are in English, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Simplified Chinese.

    Virtualized Environments

    • Citrix environments
    • Parallels
    • Microsoft Hyper-V
    • VMware
    • Amazon EC2

    All of Tableau’s products operate in virtualized environments when they are configured with the proper underlying Windows operating system and minimum hardware requirements.

    Notes

    1. Before installing Tableau Server on your Microsoft® Windows® 7 or Windows®8 desktop, Tableau recommends that you consult any applicable license agreements that may restrict or otherwise limit your ability to install server applications on your desktop operating system. Tableau Server is not supported on Windows 7 Home editions.
    2. Tableau has been tested and is supported on 64-bit Windows versions.
      • 32-bit versions of Tableau require 32-bit data source drivers
      • 64-bit versions of Tableau bit requirements for data source drivers are as follows:
        • 64-bit Required
          • SAP BW
          • Teradata BIO
          • PowerPivot
          • Google BigQuery
          • Oracle
          • Oracle Essbase
          • Microsoft SSAS
          • Firebird
        • 64-bit Optional
          • Access
          • Excel
          • Text files
          • PostgresSQL
      • All Other Data Sources Require 32-bit drivers
    3. Tableau products require your computer to have at least a Pentium 4 (released in 2001) or AMD Opteron (released in 2003) processor. These are the first processors which include the SSE2 instruction set which Tableau requires.